As a Senior Software Development Engineer focused on Unreal gameplay programming, you'll continue to grow your expertise in writing high-quality code while learning and using whatever breadth of skills are needed to make a game awesome for players. That may include adding functionality in Unreal Engine, writing gameplay features, or something else entirely. We are prepared to craft the role around the right person, whether you’ve been programming for 5 years or for 20. Teaching others first and maintaining a mentorship culture are key ingredients to our success.

We encourage you to apply even if you do not meet all of the skills listed here. We understand that your qualifications may shine through in different ways and can be based on unique perspectives and experiences.

Gamebreaking Studios is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity, and are committed to maintaining a safe and inclusive environment for our team.

Desired Skills and Qualifications

  • A passion for games and entertainment that shows. Whether you love video games, board games, cosplay, or freeze tag — we want to know! If it doesn’t shine through your resume (e.g. work, academic, or community experience), please submit a cover letter
  • 5+ years of professional game programming experience
  • Experience working in a large, established code base
  • Deep knowledge of C++ programming and best practices
  • Flexibility and desire to work on a variety of game systems
  • Experience developing with Unreal Engine 4/5 is a plus

Your Responsibilities

  • Write code that is clear, well-tested and modular.
  • Architect features and services with a mind towards operability and scalability.
  • Assist game teams with technology choices and follow through with implementation.
  • Mentor more junior engineers via paired programming and code reviews.
  • Work with project managers inside and outside our studio to deliver features to players.

Our Responsibilities To You

  • Encourage healthy working hours, PTO, and a respect for your time.
  • Foster an environment of equal opportunity, treatment, and inclusion.
  • Create a fun and playful environment that remains professional and respectful.
  • Grow our culture positively and meaningfully through a high level of transparency and thoughtful conversation.
  • Provide opportunities for you to learn and grow.

Potential Roles and Growth Paths (Choose One)

  • Tech Lead — Lead a tech team through mentorship, setting code standards, and designing and building systems.
  • Engineering Lead — Hire, manage, and mentor a small group of engineers while maintaining client relationships and code familiarity.
  • Tech Area Expert — Apply subject-matter expertise as a solo strike team focused on solving tech issues, advising client teams, and designing systems in your domain.
  • DIY — A small company means big opportunities if you're willing to forge your path, and we're here to support you!


  • US - $115,000 - $175,000 / year*
  • Brazil - R$ 15,000 - 30,000 / month
  • International (North & South America) - Top of local market

*This represents the full range across the US (from bottom of lowest to top of highest cost of living area) and the range for a specific area may fall in between.

Perks (US)

  • Full Health Benefits — Medical, Dental, and Vision
  • Open PTO
  • Fully Remote Work
  • Annual Company Retreat
  • Stock Options
  • Retirement Account Company Match
  • Parental Leave

Perks (International)

About Gamebreaking

Gamebreaking Studios is a young, growing, LA-based company founded by technology leaders from around games, entertainment, and software. We found early success providing work-for-hire to other studios and now build everything from end-to-end games to online game platforms to individual feature integrations. We also develop our own games and IP alongside other projects.

Our mission: We aspire to make games and media so fun that it improves people's relationships and behaviors. That is to say, while we are not a "serious games" company, we believe that making fun-first games enables us to have a positive impact. We believe deeply in our core values and hope to find people who share them:

  • Take Responsibility
  • Raise The Tide, Not One Boat
  • Ambitious Goals, Disciplined Execution
  • Design For People, Own Your Craft
  • We Play Together

Notes for non-US citizens

…living and working in the US

Gamebreaking Studios is an E-Verify employer and will consider candidates for this position, such as F-1 visa holders with OPT or OPT STEM-extension work authorization, who are authorized to work in the US. US work authorization is a prerequisite for candidates who intend to live and work in the US while working for us. As such, Gamebreaking Studios will not sponsor US work visas (such as H-1B visas).

…living and working outside the US

This position is open to candidates living and working in North and South America. Applicants must be fluent in English, willing to work according to US time zones (must be available 8am - 3pm Pacific Time), and have a strong, stable internet connection conducive to remote work and video calls. Outside the US, we work with an Employer of Record to hire full-time employees. This works very similar to how employees would work for a company based in their home country. Note that work authorization in the country you will work from is still required.